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New York’s 10 Best Variations on the Knob Creek Old Fashioned

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Regardless of mixologist trends, there's something to be said for the timelessness of a classic cocktail. Of the classics, the Old Fashioned is the dignified grandfather of the bunch. Its components are sparse — typically just a hint of sugar muddled with a few drops of bitters and topped with a citrus twist — which really let the bourbon or rye shine. For the Old Fashioned and its ilk, the rich caramel flavors of Knob Creek® are particularly suited for today's versions of this standard bearer of cocktails. Here now, ten of those standouts.

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1. The Bailey Pub & Brasserie

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52 William St
New York, NY 10005
(212) 859-2200
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This Old Fashioned is done the old fashioned way: Knob Creek Rye muddled with orange and cherry and topped with a few drops of Angostura and an orange twist for brightness.

2. Del Frisco's Steakhouse

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1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
(212) 997-9335
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Made with Knob Creek Bourbon, muddled with orange, cherry and sugar and topped with bitters, this take on the Old Fashioned doesn’t try to fix what isn’t broken.

3. Pinks

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242 E 10th St
New York, NY 10003
(646) 918-6231
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Here, the Floyd's Elixir mixes Knob Creek Rye with apple whiskey over Demerara sugar muddled with orange bitters.

4. The Gilroy

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1561 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10028
(212) 734-8800
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The Old Oscar is an inventive take on an Old Fashioned: with Knob Creek Bourbon, bitter Amaro Montenegro, ancho reyes, Campari (for its orange hint), and finished with chocolate bitters.

5. American Whiskey

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247 W 30th St
New York, NY 10001
(212) 967-1070
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Order the Bodhi and Johnny here: wine barrel-finished Knob Creek Rye, Amaro Montenegro, Mandarine Napoleon, and Blackstrap bitters.

6. The Bar Room

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117 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022
(212) 561-5523
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The Sazerac, the Old Fashioned’s cousin, is made here with Knob Creek Rye, sugar muddled with Peychauds bitters, and accented with a Pernod rinse.

7. The Letlove Inn

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27-20 23rd Ave
Astoria, NY 11105
(718) 777-5683
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Try the Missionary here, featuring Knob Creek Bourbon, Crème de Cherry, muddled sugar and finished with an orange twist.

8. Maiella

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4610 Center Blvd
Queens, NY 11109
(718) 606-1770
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Knob Creek Rye, Lazzaroni Amaretto, fresh lemon, dry vermouth, egg white and just a few drops of Angostura bitters make up a Saronno Sour here.

9. The Long Island Bar

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110 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 625-8908
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Order a perfectly-balanced Boulevardier, made with Knob Creek Rye, orangey Campari and sweet vermouth.

10. Southern Hospitality

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645 9th Ave
New York, NY 10036
(212) 265-1000
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A classic Knob Creek Rye Old Fashioned is on the menu here, made with Angostura bitters, agave nectar, orange slice, brandied cherries.

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1. The Bailey Pub & Brasserie

52 William St, New York, NY 10005

This Old Fashioned is done the old fashioned way: Knob Creek Rye muddled with orange and cherry and topped with a few drops of Angostura and an orange twist for brightness.

52 William St
New York, NY 10005

2. Del Frisco's Steakhouse

1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020

Made with Knob Creek Bourbon, muddled with orange, cherry and sugar and topped with bitters, this take on the Old Fashioned doesn’t try to fix what isn’t broken.

1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

3. Pinks

242 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003

Here, the Floyd's Elixir mixes Knob Creek Rye with apple whiskey over Demerara sugar muddled with orange bitters.

242 E 10th St
New York, NY 10003

4. The Gilroy

1561 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

The Old Oscar is an inventive take on an Old Fashioned: with Knob Creek Bourbon, bitter Amaro Montenegro, ancho reyes, Campari (for its orange hint), and finished with chocolate bitters.

1561 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10028

5. American Whiskey

247 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001

Order the Bodhi and Johnny here: wine barrel-finished Knob Creek Rye, Amaro Montenegro, Mandarine Napoleon, and Blackstrap bitters.

247 W 30th St
New York, NY 10001

6. The Bar Room

117 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022

The Sazerac, the Old Fashioned’s cousin, is made here with Knob Creek Rye, sugar muddled with Peychauds bitters, and accented with a Pernod rinse.

117 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022

7. The Letlove Inn

27-20 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105

Try the Missionary here, featuring Knob Creek Bourbon, Crème de Cherry, muddled sugar and finished with an orange twist.

27-20 23rd Ave
Astoria, NY 11105

8. Maiella

4610 Center Blvd, Queens, NY 11109

Knob Creek Rye, Lazzaroni Amaretto, fresh lemon, dry vermouth, egg white and just a few drops of Angostura bitters make up a Saronno Sour here.

4610 Center Blvd
Queens, NY 11109

9. The Long Island Bar

110 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Order a perfectly-balanced Boulevardier, made with Knob Creek Rye, orangey Campari and sweet vermouth.

110 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201

10. Southern Hospitality

645 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

A classic Knob Creek Rye Old Fashioned is on the menu here, made with Angostura bitters, agave nectar, orange slice, brandied cherries.

645 9th Ave
New York, NY 10036

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